California Historic Landmarks

Hangman's Tree

Site Information

The Handman's Tree Bar, complete with mannequin hanging from a noose.
site photo
Landmark Number: 141
Location: 305 Main Street, Placerville, El Dorado County
Marker Plaque: one or more plaques placed by civic organizations or other groups


The "Hangman's Tree" stood on this site in 1849 when Placerville was called "Hang Town". The site was formerly a Hay Yard. The stump of the tree is under the bar which presently occupies the site.

A plaque on the front of the building.



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